Let’s Save Roswell’s Historic Mimosa Hall
What: Please join us in encouraging our city fathers in saving a historic treasure, Mimosa Hall, and the surrounding property for future generations to enjoy!
Why: The Georgia Trust has placed it on their 2017 Places in Peril list. Please see below for Mimosa’s history and why it’s so important for us to save.
How: Email Roswell Mayor Jere Wood and the Roswell City Council. By simply putting “The City Should Purchase Mimosa Hall & the Surrounding Property” in the subject line and emailing them at :RoswellMayorandCouncil@roswellgov.com.
If you are a Roswell resident please consider putting your address and contact information in the body of the email.
Designed for Roswell founding father John Dunwoody, this Greek Revival style home was built in 1840 and rebuilt in 1847 following a devastating fire. Mimosa Hall was named for its many mimosa trees by a later owner, General A. J. Hansell, prior to being purchased in 1916 by noted architect Neel Reid, who renovated the house and its iconic gardens. After Reid’s death, ownership of the property stayed with his family until 1937. In 1947, Granger Hansell, great-grandson of the home’s former owner, purchased Mimosa Hall and it has remained in the Hansell family ever since.
Mimosa Hall, along with 21 undeveloped acres, is currently on the market. The significant acreage of the estate in historic downtown Roswell creates an elevated threat of development.
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